Eduardo Adrian Avila Sanchez - Rio 2016

Eduardo Adrian Avila Sanchez


Sanchez lived up to the expectations as he took gold at Rio 2016 in the men’s up to 81kg.

He defeated Ukraine’s defending Paralympic champion Oleksandr Kosinov in the semi-finals and South Korea’s Lee Jung-min in the final combat.

The Mexican made his Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008, where he won gold in the men’s up to 73kg class. Four year later at London 2012, he again made it to the podium, but this time took bronze.

At the 2015 IBSA World Games and Judo World Championships in South Korea, he won bronze in the men’s up to 81kg class, having won gold in the event in 2014.

In August 2015, he won his third Parapan American Games gold medal. His success in Toronto, Canada, added to his title wins in 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and 2007 in Rio, Brazil.


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -73 kg Quarterfinal 2012-08-31 302
Men's -73 kg Semifinal 2012-08-31 201
Men's -73 kg Bronze Medal Match 2012-08-31 102
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -81 kg Quarterfinal 2016-09-09 2
Men's -81 kg Semifinal 2016-09-09 1
Men's -81 kg Final 2016-09-09 1
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -81 kg Bronze Medal Matches 2021-08-28 2
Men's -81 kg Semifinal 2021-08-28 1
Men's -81 kg Quarterfinal 2021-08-28 2